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Version:1.1.3
File Size:4.5 MB
License:Freeware
Requires:Mac OS X v10.5 or later
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1.1.3
  • New: Added the /Library/Extensions folder to the default payload hierarchy.
  • New: Moved the /System/Library and /Applications/Utilities folders to the advanced payload hierarchy to take into account El Capitan's "No trespassing" signs.
  • Enh: Took into account the most recent OS versions in the OS requirement options.
  • Enh: Updated the reference to the Installer JavaScript Reference documentation.
  • Enh: Removed the ugly vibrant effect Apple tries to enforce in source lists.
  • Fix: Fixed a problem with the most recent OS versions when the installation domain is the current user's home folder.
  • Fix: Fixed a crash when closing the requirement editor after displaying the JavaScript requirement pane.
  • Fix: Fixed the issue that prevented to reference a package by its identifier in the packagesutil command line tool.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the goldin command line tool on Yosemite and later.
  • Fix: The Success picture was not displayed in the Summary presentation pane of Packages on Yosemite and El Capitan.
1.1.2
  • New: Support for Indonesian, Malay and Vietnamese.
  • New: Check for available updates automatically.
  • New: Ability to duplicate choices requirements.
  • New: Ability to drag and drop choices requirements between 2 projects.
  • Enh: Improved "downgradability" dependencies support.
  • Enh: Support for framework bundle versioning.
  • Enh: Take into account the most recent OS versions in the OS requirement options.
  • Enh: Correctly detects a server flavor of the OS for Mac OS X v10.7 and later.
  • Enh: Modernization of a few parts of the code.
  • Fix: Fixed the problem with the Presentation pane on OS X Yosemite.
  • Fix: If a missing file in the payload of a project is causing a build to fail, the error will now report which file is seen as missing.
  • Fix: If the minSpec advanced options of a distribution project was unwillingly changed and kept empty, building a distribution was creating an incorrect distribution. This is not the case anymore.
  • Fix: Do not display the "Base" language in the Simulator language popup menu on OS X v10.9 and later.
  • Fix: Fixed a typo.
  • Fix: Fixed a rendering issue with the gutter of the JavaScript editor.
  • Fix: Fixed a crash that occurred when editing a JavaScript requirement multiple times.
  • Fix: Fixed a crash that occurred when removing a package when its name was being edited.
  • Fix: Building a distribution without any localized string (title, choice name, etc.) was not possible.
  • Fix: Removing a pre-installation or a pre-installation script was not setting back the default path reference type.
1.1.1
  • New: packagesutil tool to change numerous project settings from shell scripts or command line.
  • New: Support of QuickLook Plugins by the Smart Location Detector.
  • New: SCM Exclusion Rule now supports Git (.git, .gitignore) (for new projects created with version 1.1.1).
  • New: A package item can be exported as a Raw Package project from a Distribution project.
  • New: Packages executables are codesigned.
  • New: Installation distribution is signed for Gatekeeper.
  • Upd: Updated graphic resources for Retina displays.
  • Upd: Updated OS requirements to take into account Mac OS X v10.7.4/5 and OS X v10.8.
  • Enh: Improved compatibility of the Project Assistant with Mac OS X Restoration mechanism.
  • Enh: Better Keychain lookup. But productsign is still to be used to sign a distribution/package for Gatekeeper.
  • Enh: Improved support of Internet Plugins by the Smart Location Detector.
  • Enh: Look for Project templates in /Library/Application Support/Packages/ too.
  • Enh: An error should not be reported when only the reference type for a script has been defined.
  • Enh: Use the Menlo font in the JavaScript editor when available.
  • Enh: The format of package identifiers is now enforced more strictly.
  • Fix: The Embed checkbox of the Shell Script requirement was not behaving correctly in some cases.
  • Fix: Improved the positioning/display of the Presentation window resize indicator.
  • Fix: Downgradable status is now correctly based on the state of the checkbox instead of the existence of a key.
  • Fix: The Project Reference icon was displayed in the Add button.
  • Fix: Changing the reference type of the background picture was not taken into account as long as no path had been defined.
  • Fix: Modifications to a project Comments would not be saved in a case.
1.1
  • New: Support for Catalan, Croatian, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai and Ukrainian.
  • New: Support for domain installation (Advanced Options).
  • Upd: Updated OS requirements to take into account Mac OS X v10.7.3.
  • Fix: Building a project on a sparse image disk was not working.
  • Fix: Building a project on an AFP volume was not working.
  • Enh: Improved a few error cases with more information displayed.
1.0.9
  • Upd: Updated OS requirements to take into account Mac OS X v10.7.1 and v10.7.2.
  • Fix: Setting an Intel CPU requirement was setting a PowerPC requirement.
1.0.8
  • New: Packages should now appear inside the Developer Tools category in Mac OS X Lion's Finder.
  • Fix: Use the official API on Mac OS X Lion to display hidden files.
  • Fix: Fixed a typo in the new project creation dialog.
  • Fix: Take into account a way to change the project directory to display the appropriate path.
1.0.7
  • Fix: Removed an infinite loop issue if the name of your package included an extension.
1.0.6
  • New: Support for Arabic, Hungarian, Turkish and Czech in the Presentation pane.
  • Enh: Updated folder permissions for the default hierarchy to match the updated ones in Mac OS X v10.7.
  • Fix: Fixed a cosmetic glitches with checkboxes on Mac OS X v10.7.
  • Fix: As long as the "extension" for a package name is not "pkg", do not remove it.
  • Fix: Support for localized tooltip error/warning was broken for choice requirements.
1.0.5
  • New: Support for HFS+ Compression enabled.
  • New: A missing file or folder can now be retargeted in the project.
  • Enh: A Reference Folder can now be set to be a symbolic link if needed.
  • Fix: Fixed an unbearable 2-pixel offset for a widget.
  • Fix: The title of buttons are correctly updated in the License pane preview when the preview language is changed.
1.0.4
  • New: Support for unsupported languages.
  • New: Support for a language in the next major version of the OS.
  • Fix: Fixed a crasher when the application is launched on the next major version of the OS.
  • Fix: Fixed a cosmetic glitch with the advanced options list.
  • Enh: Removed a memory leak.
1.0.3
  • New: Support for unsupported languages.
  • New: Drag and drop support for the New Project location pane.
  • Enh: Removed some deprecated calls.
  • Enh: Postinstall script improved to use absolute paths where needed.
  • Fix: Switching the reference type of a pre/postinstall script attached to a bundle would not be taken into account.
  • Fix: Uninstallation script correctly unloads the daemon.
  • Fix: Fixed some minor issues detected by Cong (missing ellipsis, deprecated keys).
1.0.2
  • New: It is now possible to state that you want to use the bundle version for a Quick Build package.
  • New: It is now possible to change the failover folder for Quick Build packages.
  • New: Updated the CPU requirements settings to take into account the new Mac Pro systems.
  • Fix: The payload default installation location is now correctly saved.
  • Fix: Fixed an incorrect value in the OS requirements pane for the Mac OS X 10.6.5 choice.
  • Fix: Fixed a resizing bug in the project requirements pane.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue related to setting a value for an advanced settings value and then removing it.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue related to checkboxes with advanced options on Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Enh: Set a minimum size for the Build window.
  • Enh: Syntax highlighting is now supported for numbers in the JavaScript editor.
  • Enh: Uninstall scripts improved to use absolute path where needed and remove a launchd action that was not needed.
1.0.1
  • New: 'Send Feeback' menu item in the Help menu.
  • Fix: Removing a localization in the Project Requirements editor was not working correctly for Installation requirements.
  • Fix: Quick Build: Improved support for Screen Savers bundle.
  • Fix: A blank line was displayed in the build log when the build failed because of a missing Installer plugin.
  • Fix: Fixed minor issues in the Installer plugin inspector when the selected plugin is missing.
  • Fix: Support for certificates "installed" in system.keychain.
1.0 (FC3/GM)
  • Fix: The Enabled popup button of the Dependencies editor could have an item enabled when it shouldn't be.
  • Fix: The Choices popup could be missing in the Dependencies editor.
  • Fix: The Conclusion action was seen as missing for imported packages (problem revealed by 1.0 FC2).
1.0 FC2 (Build 2B18)
  • Fix: The Conclusion action was not set for local or embedded packages.
1.0 FC1
  • New: Contextual menu in the Source List.
  • New: Put back the feedback in the document bottom bar when expanding a big hierarchy.
  • Fix: Fixed the Duplicate command.
  • Fix: Changing the path type of a welcome, readme, license, conclusion document was not marking the project document as changed.
  • Fix: Fixed a few capitalizations.
  • Fix: Fixed the size of the Reference Style sheet for Resources hierarchies.
  • Enh: Disk Image has been updated.
  • Enh: Error messages have been improved.
  • Enh: Removed the hidden Indentation menu.
0.9.7
  • New: JavaScript editor custom font name and size are saved.
  • New: Default pane can be set for the Raw package projects.
  • New: Separate menu item added to the Presentation menu.
  • Fix: Drag and drop between payload hierarchies fixed.
  • Fix: Drag and drop between scripts and resources hierarchies fixed.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the Reference folder popup button.
  • Fix: << DO NOT LOCALIZE >> string does not appear in the Build window anymore.
  • Fix: Fixed a bug which could prevent adding a requirement.
  • Enh: Rendering of the bottom of the fake window improved on Snow Leopard.
  • Enh: Text formatter added to the project build name text field.
  • Enh: Improved the rendering of the Summary step on Snow Leopard.
0.9.6
  • New: Support for Flat distributions.
  • New: Support for certificates for Flat distributions.
  • New: Document icon draft.
  • Fix: Removed a raised exception on the Installation Type pane.
  • Fix: Use the correct default type for path in the Scripts bundle pane.
  • Fix: Fixed a bug in the Directory Services code in charge of retrieving the list of group IDs.
  • Enh: Action Column now displays what Installer.app displays for groups during the Installation Type step.
0.9.5
  • New: Support for certificates for raw packages.
  • New: Quick Build: build a package in one click.
  • New: Icons added for the swap dependencies button and the Project item.
  • New: The name of the temporary folders used to build the components is now random for security reasons.
  • New: Default authentication mode is admin.
  • New: The Project creation assistant is more flexible when it comes to the choice of a project directory.
  • Fix: Use a sysctl MIB variable compatible with Snow Leopard to check if a CPU is 64-bit compatible.
  • Fix: Add the Reference Folder choice to the License Inspector.
  • Fix: Separating a merged group works correctly now on Leopard and later.
  • Fix: A script requirement with no arguments is generated correctly now.
  • Enh: Improved compatibility with AFP volumes.
  • Enh: installKBytes is now set for pkg-ref when possible.
0.9.4
  • New: Option to preferably use the default path for a Standard search locator.
  • New: JavaScript requirement editor: alt + double-click will show the documentation for an Installer JavaScript keyword.
  • Fix: Application icon improved.
  • Fix: Fixed a performance issue with the Payload inspector.
  • Fix: Fixed a raised exception when adding a search locator.
  • Fix: Modifications in the Standard Locator pane are now correctly taken into account.
  • Fix: The "This step will not be displayed" label should not be displayed in the ReadMe pane when a valid file has been set.
  • Fix: The "DO NOT LOCALIZE" label should not be displayed in the Conclusion pane when a valid file has been set.
0.9.3
  • New: Support for locators.
  • New: Smart drag & drop support for the Payload pane.
  • New: Beta application icon.
  • New: Improved JavaScript editor indentation during edition.
  • Fix: The "Follow Symbolic Links" option is now correctly saved.
  • Fix: Moved the Requirements and Locator Plugins to /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools for security reasons.
  • Fix: x86_64 executables are now correctly detected as such in the Payload inspector.
  • Fix: Editable text fields could be displayed for multiple section in the Payload inspector.
  • Fix: A few memory leaks have been fixed.
  • Fix: A building error case would not be reported by the application.
  • Fix: Fixed a hang when displaying the Edit menu for a Raw package project.
0.9.2
  • New: Support for package duplication in distribution project .
  • New: Draft application icon.
  • New: Web links added to Help Menu.
  • Fix: Bug fix on the Scripts requirement converter.
0.9.1
  • New: Support for a custom reference folder.
  • New: A raw package project can now be upgraded to a distribution project.
  • Fix: Bug fixes for the Background picture inspector popup button.
  • Fix: Bug fixes for some path type switching operations.
0.9
  • First Beta

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